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  • City for Champions organizers plan to visit other downtown stadiums

    by Monica Mendoza Monica.Mendoza@Gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Organizers of the City for Champions plan to visit at least 11 cities that have built downtown sports and event centers in search of the secrets to their success. The travel itinerary includes stops in Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Florida to name a few, said Laura Neumann, former...

  • Lamborn makes push to allow religious expression at academy

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    U.S. Rep Doug Lamborn penned a letter signed by 21 of his colleagues demanding that the Air Force relax its rules on religious expression. It's the latest fallout of March's "whiteboard gate," an incident in which a cadet penned a Bible passage on a message board outside a dorm room...

  • Lamborn bolsters campaign with $100,000 loan

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazettte.com
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn raised just $38,253 during the first quarter of 2014 but gave his campaign a bump with a $100,000 loan guaranteed by the congressman. Lamborn was forced into an unexpected primary last week when Republican challenger Bentley Rayburn won support from enough state...

  • Colorado budget finalized, heads to governor

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER — Lawmakers approved a $23 billion budget for Colorado next year, sending to the governor a spending plan that increases money for public schools, colleges, and funds an aerial firefighting fleet. The House approved the budget Tuesday on a 38-26 vote with only one Republican...

  • Castle Rock council approves open carry election

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    CASTLE ROCK — The Castle Rock Town Council has agreed to let voters decide whether or not to repeal the town's ban on openly carrying firearms in town-owned buildings and parks. The approval came Monday after a successful petition against council's vote to repeal the ban in...

  • Senate approves Colorado college tuition cap

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER — A tuition cap and funding boost would be headed to Colorado's public colleges and universities under a bill approved Tuesday by in the state Senate. The Senate voted 34-1 for a bill to lower maximum tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent. The bill also adds about $100...

  • Legislation sprouts from the ashes; disaster-related measures expected to win bipartisan approval

    by Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are gearing up for the 2014 fire season, prepping to spend millions on a new firefighting air fleet, tax incentives for fire mitigation and an improved statewide fire information website. Chairs of the state's wildfire and flood task forces say lawmakers...

  • Colorado Democrats enter abortion-rights debate

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER — A symbolic election-year fight over abortion rights is headed to the Colorado Senate. A bill up for debate Tuesday is described as a guarantee that state or local policies won't interfere with reproductive decisions such as abortion and contraception. Democratic sponsors...

  • Ethics panel dismisses complaint against Hickenlooper

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER - An ethics complaint against Gov. John Hickenlooper was dismissed Monday in a 4-1 vote by the Independent Ethics Commission. Commissioners ruled that Hickenlooper did not violate state ethics laws by using state employees to help prepare for a Democratic Governors Association...

  • Udall concerned military cuts could impact firefighting readiness

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Colorado's U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said the military is ready for another season of battling wildfires from the air, but remains worried that planned cuts could impact readiness. The Democrat visited U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Monday and met...

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